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, david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is issuing a strong warning to a pastor who says he's planning a koran burning this weekend. the obama administration is calling his threat un-american. we get more on all of it tonight from our chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: demonstrators in kabul angrily denouncing the united states. they burned flags and effigies and pelted stones at a passing u.s. military convoy. kabul, once one of the most isolated cities, is no longer cut off. the demonstrators were reacting to a tiny church in gainesville, florida. with just a few dozen members, the church has made headlines and internet chatter with its anti-muslim slogans and its plans to burn copies of the koran on 9/11. >> we are going to have an international "burn a koran" day. >> reporter: church leader terry jones says the goal is to stand up to islamic extremism. >> we believe our president plays it down. we believe that people are afraid of radical islam. they're afraid to confront it. >> reporter: but the american commander in afghanistan doesn't agree. ge
of state hillary clinton has spoken out against the plan to burn korans. general david petraeus said if it went ahead, images of the event would be used by insurgents to incite violence. coming up, we will hear what hillary clinton had to say with this report from washington. >> this is what worries general david petraeus is. 500 people in kabul, gather to demonstrate. one small church in america plans to bring copies of the koran. protesters threw rocks. >> we are concerned about the possible implications of a koran burning in the united states. it puts us in jeopardy. we have even seen trouble on just a rumor that this could take place, and i think that the images from such an activity could very well be used by extremists here and around the world in the same way that they use images from abu ghraib and some other incidents, over the years since 9/11. >> at outreach center in florida, they say they still plan to go ahead. the church, which has 50 members, is run by terry jones, and is seen as a fringe movement, but right now, it has everyone's attention. on "nightline," he had thi
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it will work, especially under the guidance of general david petraeus? >> well, of course the surge came after i left. the notion of the counter insurgency strategy i think is a legitimate one for iraq. proved that way. and is also legitimate one for afghanistan. they have general petraeus in command. he is about as good as you could get for that he is a smart guy. he is already reporting back some problems with the implementation so far. but it's clearly too early. >> general petraeus also just asked for 2,000 additional troops in afghanistan. he just did that in the last 24 hours. what does that tell you about how the military leadership is perceiving this surge and whether or not weather they are going to stick to president obama's timetable about starting to withdraw august of next year. >> it's their job to win. i believe that general petraeus will do what he can to win. it's interesting what president obama said when he started the afghan surge back in april of 2009. he said there were two reasons to do it. one was to get the al qaeda leadership that's along the border. but the second re
clinton have condemned the actions, afghanistan commander general david petraeus says it could incite violence from extremists on military personnel. but jones is not backing down. >> we still feel we must send a clear message to radical islam. >> several clerics in afghanistan have issued warnings of violence against americans of the burning is carried out. if the tough economy has you squeezing all you can get from what you buy, there is an invention for it. and if you are on dialysis, you know how painful and time- consuming treatment can be. a new option is putting a spring in the step of one kidney patient. >> we could use some rain, and we're seeing that stuff on hd doppler. we will let you know when the next chance of rain will move into maryland. first, a look outside. breezy, warmer. 89 degrees at b.w.i. 89 degrees at b.w.i. - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for you. - depend on disability associates because social security disa
of state clinton echoed sentiments from david petraeus. images of a burning k could incite violence -- images of a burning koran could incite violence against u.s. troops. >> a pastor of a church with 50 people can make this outrage and disgraceful plan and get the world's attention. >> he appears to have the right to destroy copies of the koran, doing so is seen as offensive. the verses of the profit muhamed are considered sacred. jones indicated despite death threats, supporters of his protest continue to mail him copies of a sacred text he intends on destroying. a security concern is significant that state department officials are warning u.s. embassies to prepare for protest if the book burning occurs. >>> three men in custody in pakistan since the failed car bombing attack will face charges. they are accused of aiding and financing the bomber. they will be charged with terrorism. shazad has pleaded guilty to weapons charges. >> they blame game in the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, bp has released a report saying with a feel is responsible. that is causing controversy. scott t
baghdad to the afghan capital. gates is ka is karzai and david petraeus. the deaths happened in a region where the fight against insurgents has been the most intense. engineers plan to remove the cap on the bp oil well today. the blown out well cost the worst oil spill in u.s. history. it is a privilege to raising the failed blowout preventing of engineers did not expect another gusher when it is removed, but collection vessels are standing by. turning back to the big story -- that is hurricane earl. will put a damper on beach plans in the days to come? for more, adam we, once again from loocean city. >> yeah, they have been streaming in all morning before sunrise. they are not advising summer's to go past notknees. the waves are bell 6 feet. we could see waves tomorrow twice that size. the conditions should be carried for only about 24 hours. if you plan to come for labor day, it will be ok. sunny but breezy. take a look at our storms can. the latest imagery from hurricane earl. it is a beautiful hurricane. it should move to the north at about 18 miles per hour, near 2:00 p.m.. it would
the koran despite a warning from general david petraeus it will be putting american troops at risk. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a state of emergency in colorado. a wildfire in boulder forces thousands to flee as dozens of homes go up in flames. the president's new plan to cut business taxes. can they that finally get the economy moving? and how a work of art is teaching teens the art of work. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. before this week, most people had never heard of pastor terry jones. he runs a small evangelical christian church in gainesville, florida, with just 50 members. but jones has single-handedly caused an international uproar with his plan to mark the ninth anniversary of the september 11 attacks this saturday by burning copies of the koran, the muslim holy book. today the white house denounced his plan, as did the veterans of foreign wars and an interfaith group. and it touched off an angry anti-american protest in kabul, the afghan cap
the war will take years more to end. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two plus months here. >> you interdict them with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progress in this increasingly bloody war. >> it's very difficult and sometimes seeming to be as slow as watching grass grow or paint dry. but nonetheless progress. >> reporter: there have been improvements in the afghan security forces, and petraeus says there have been a few places where the taliban has lost momentum. a few. >> our soldiers, your police and you will all be fighting shona by shona. >> reporter: this small outpost we visited is called jagahta. it has been hammered by the enemy so often the soldiers call it "jagahta get outta here." >> last month alone, we took 42 rockets, 16 mortars. >> reporter: in fact, while we were there, petraeus watched real-time video from an f-16 that was tracking a group of suspicious men, soldiers feared were about to attack the outpost. >> what we have sought to do is to provide realistic expectations. >>
petraeus tells aides david axelrod is a complete spin doctor. most of this infighting over the war plan for afghanistan. finally, the president blows up. november 25th, 2009, only days before announcing his decision, the military asks for 4,500 more troops. woodward writes the president erupts saying, i'm done doing this, we've all agreed to a plan and we're going to stick to that plan. i haven't agreed to anything beyond that. six days later, his big speech at west point. >> the review has allowed me to ask the hard questions and to explore all the different options. >> reporter: the next day, the president explains why he added a timetable to begin withdrawing, telling republican senator lindsey graham, i can't let this be a war without end, and i can't lose the whole democratic party. >> you really want to see this kind of conflict and disagreement. through history that usually makes the best strategy, especially in a war. >> reporter: but the book reveals the success of the war strategy rests on afghanistan's hamid karzai, who u.s. intelligence reports is increasingly delusional and
the firestorm surrounding a plan to burn the koran at a church in florida, as general david petraeus warns it could incite violence against american troops. >> lehrer: judy woodruff looks at the web site craigslist and the changes in its adult service's section. >> ifill: and we have an encore profile of one of the most renowned figures in modern dance, judith jamison, who was honored with a tribute at the white house today. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: two new polls released today show democrats in deep trouble with november's midterm elections less than two months away. newshour correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: the polls paint a grim picture for the president and congressional democrats. according to an abc news/"washington post" survey, 46% of the co
rocks at passing american con voice. and there were protests in indonesia. u.s. general david petraeus has warned the anger is so intense, the pastor's actions could endanger u.s. troops in afghanistan and could actually end up helping the taliban. nbc's tom aspell is in kabul, afghanistan. what's the big concern if the pastor goes through on his threat to burn the koran? >> well, contessa, simply that afghans will react violently to it. now, general david petraeus in an e-mail in response to questions from the associated press about the affair said today, images of a koran burning would undoubtedly be used by extremists on both sides, in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. he went further, he said, burning of a koran would put the safety of our troops and american civilians in afghanistan at risk, and would also compromise the mission here. i think what the general is saying is that afghans are in danger of going into the streets and turning against any american military they see, any american civilians. there is precedent for unrest like
, david petraeus reportedly describes axelrod as a complete spin doctor. national security advisor jim jones reportedly calls president obama political aides alternative the water bugs, the mafia or the campaign set. top members of his own national security team are quoted saying that 30,000 troop surge was a mistake. the president coordinator calls it a gamble. ambassador richard holbrook says it can't work. but petraeus said i don't think you win this war. this is the kind of fight we're in for the rest of our lives and probably our kid' lives. the book reveals that the c.i.a. is running a 3,000-strong force to hunt top al-qaeda and taliban leaders but a senior military official says the group never yielded much. some comments undermine the diplomacy with cable, such as those -- kabul, such as those attributed to john ikenberry about hamid karzai who he describes as manic depressive. "he is on his meds, he's off his meds." the white house sounded pleased with the way the president comes across in the book saying he's portrayed as analytical, strategic and decisive, but still begging
until next year. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> well, general david petraeus is condemning one florida church's plans to commemorate 911 by burning the koran. they warn the lives of u.s. troops could be endangered if the dove world outreach center plans go through with its protest with its quote evil of islam. hundreds of afghans turned out yesterday to protest the plans. petraeus further cautioned that torching their holy writings could be a propaganda coupe. >>> this morning they report that the u.s. military's new armored trucks are significantly reducing deaths in afghanistan. last year nearly 80% resulted in occupants being killed but according to the new data, that figure dropped to 15% for the attacks on the all-terrain vehicles. the trucks which are taylor made for afghan's rugged terrain are designed to shield them from roadside bomb blasts. hum visa have now been con vined to bases in afghanistan in recent months. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in nevada one person is dead and others sever
played by yes, i'm going to do it, and no, i'm not? i aogree, once you have david petraeus saying this is a threat to our troops, how ca the media ignore this story? >> they were paying close attention before that. >> they were? because of the environment, we have the tryfection ta, and thee e-11, and the beginning of t e jewish holiday, and the end of ramadan and the mnth of fasting. ild ups guaranteed to ub and put everybody on edge. >> this was a media creation. two days ago, this clown, phelps was heard to say god hates fags, and he got zero coverage, and this guy is a media creation. and it was a perfect storm and trifecta, and they had to cover it. and i was glad to sa see that fa put out a statement. >> let me get to that, according to the tv newser, abc, cnn, all had plans to cover it if this thing were to go on, and we still don't absolutely know if it's on hold per manently. fox news was not going to do so. senior vice president, michael clementi o this network said if we wanted every one of them, we would run out. but this is about using some just. i mean, shouldn't eve
and we will be a force for good. >> thank you. general david petraeus has warned that troops' lives will be in danger if a church in america sticks to its plan to burn copies of the koran. military leader of burma, general than shwe, is beginning a five-day visit to china. he is expected to have talks to seek support for burma's plan to hold elections later this year. a volcano in indonesia has had the most violent eruption since it first return to life nine days ago. it shot ash 5,000 meters into the air. it had been dormant for more than 400 years. in most of europe, retirement at the age of 62 would be cause for rejoicing. not so in france. the unions have organized a general strike over government plans to raise the retirement age by two years from the current threshold of 60. it is sitting public transport, banking, the postal service, and airports. is there any sense in france that workers recognize that they are out on a limb on this one? >> as i was walking to work this morning, i wonder how many bricks or germans might have sympathy with the french position. they have alway
preachers, and now in a sign of just how serious this has all become, from general david petraeus in afghanistan, who warned what pastor jones plans to do put american lives at risk. >> we're very concerned about the implications of a possible koran burning in the united states. it puts our soldiers in jeopardy, very likely. we've already seen demonstration here in kabul just at the rumor that this event could take place. >> reporter: in kabul, pastor jones was burned in effigy. just the kind of thing the general is concerned can get out of hand. but jones says he must go forward. >> we understand his concerns and we share those concerns. we understand that those concerns are valid. we just have, the question is, the question that we have is, if we don't do it, when do we stop backing down? >> reporter: pastor, don't you even have a twinge of conscience about doing something like this? >> of course. of course. we have thought very much about it. we have prayed a lot about it. yes, it's one of the things that we think about all of the time. >> reporter: terry jones has kicked aroun
intensified over the past week, but despite pressure from the vatican, general david petraeus and secretary of state hillary clinton, jones refuses to back down. >> on september 11th we shall continue with our planned event. >> reporter: while it's been almost universally condemned, legal experts agree, jones' protest is protected by the first amendment. >> as long as those are his korans on his property, the government can't stop him. >> reporter: but one florida imam tried to do that. >> i come in peace. >> reporter: on wednesday, he spent 30 minutes meeting privately with jones. >> we think that he can express his feelings in a different way, in a more sooifl civilized way. >> reporter: religious leaders led more than 200 in prayer. >> when you put our troops in harm's way, i think it's time to back off. >> reporter: but there's no sign that's about to happen. jones' church already has about 200 korans to burn this weekend. some sent by supporters. and there is also concern the growing controversy could overshadow some memorial events for the 9/11 victims. back to you. >> tara mergener i
afghanistan. but general david petraeus said monday that high-level taliban leaders have sought to reach out to the afghan government. >>> meanwhile a major nato offensive is targeting a taliban stronghold in the southern afghanistan region. operation dragon strike began saturday. at least 18 u.s. soldiers have been killed in the fighting around kandahar. mandy clark reports. >> reporter: operation dragon strike is the most important battle in the afghan war so far. at least 8,000 u.s. troops are involved in the massive new offensive. >> this is it right here. >> reporter: the aim is to strike right at the heart of taliban territory. kandahar. >> roger, we have enemy pinned down here in the south. he's trying to fire to maneuver out. >> reporter: some of the fiercest fighting has been in zarhi, a neighborhood west of kandahar. there has been heavy battles here for weeks as u.s. troops prepared for the assault. zarhi is on the main highway to kandahar. from here insurgents can control a major supply route into the city. something u.s. troops want to stop. >> okay you guys ready. >> reporter:
a message to radical islam, but the white house and david petraeus warned his actions could incite an ger and insight attacks. the state department called the plan on american. >> we think these are provocative -- these are provocative acts. >> john says he will pray about his decision but gives no indication of backing down. >> it people should lose their lives, that would be tragic. we feel we must stand up to islam. >> the outreach center has a few dozen members. anti-mushroom signs are often muslim-- anti-m signs are often posted outside the church. the pastor says he has been carrying a weapon because of receiving death threats. >>> in tonight's education alert, a new catholic school opened its doors today. only angel catholic welcomed students to a new school year. the archbishop was on hand to give his blessing. it is located in southwest baltimore. there are currently 191 students enrolled. >>> gas field is forced a catholic school to evacuate thousands of students in the middle of the -- gas fumes forced a catholic school to evacuate thousands. the department is trying to determi
hillary clinton called the plan disrespectful and disgraceful. and general david petraeus, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan and defense secretary robert gates said the act could endanger american troops. the debate came on top of another controversy over plans to build an islamic cultural center near the site of ground zero in new york. at a news conference on friday, president obama called for religious tolerance. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i'm president of the united states to remind the american people that we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names. but we remain one nation. >> this week, dozens of christian, jewish and muslim leaders held what they called an emergency summit in washington, d.c. to address the tensions. the group released a statement denouncing anti-muslim bigotry and urging respect for america's tradition of religious liberty. >> we are convinced that spiritual leaders representing the various faiths in the united states have a moral obl
general david petraeus. 500 people in kabul, gathered to demonstrate because of one small church in america that plans to bring copies of the koran. the protesters threw rocks at u.s. army vehicles. >> we are very worried about the implications of a possible koran burning in united states. it puts our soldiers in jeopardy, very likely. we have already seen the demonstrations here in kabul just at the rumors that this could take place. and that the images from such an activity could very well be used by extremists here and around world and in the same way that they use images from abu gharib and other instances. >> the church says it plans to go ahead. the church only has 50 members and is run by terry jones. many see it as a fringe movement. but right now, this man has everyone's attention. mr. jones justifies his plans in an interview for the bbc. >> is we do not do it, when do we stop backing down? when do we stop giving in to islamiah, or radical islam? when they burn the flag, when they kill christians, when they burn churches? >> but in washington, religious leaders rejected
each day, as david petraeus explained to martha raddatz. >> the safe havens, again, there will have to be more done about them. >> reporter: and you're putting pressure on. >> there will have to be more pressure on them, no question. >> reporter: especially in light of one other claim by the captured german. that this plot was personally approved by osama bin laden, an indication, if true, that he is still alive and still directly involved in trying to attack the west in a spectacular way. u.s. officials said tonight the threat is considered current and active, and intelligence officials in europe and the u.s. are in constant contact and that president obama has been fully briefed on the threat. cynthia? >> a most sobering report. our thank, brian. >>> when we come back, we take a sharp turn towards a si s a "si the times" that really packs a punch. every heart beat, every breath, every anomaly... from over a thousand pieces of unique information per second. helping doctors find new ways to detect life threatening infections up to 24 hours sooner. on a smarter planet... analyze the
general david petraeus in afghanistan, who warned what pastor jones intends to do puts american lives at risk. >> we're very concerned about the implications of a possible koran burning in the united states. it puts our soldiers at jeopardy, very likely. we've already seen a demonstration here in kabul just at the rumor that this event could take place. >> reporter: in kabul, pastor jones was burned in effigy. just the kind of thing general petraeus is concerned can get out of hands. but jones says he must go forward. >> we understand his concerns and we share those concerns. we understand that those concerns are valid. we just have -- the question is -- the question that we have is, if we don't do it, when do we stop backing down? >> pastor, don't you even have a twinge of conscience about doing something like this? >> of course. of course we have thought very much about it. we have prayed a lot about it. yes. it's one of the things that we think about all of the time. >> reporter: terry jones has kicked around the fringes of the gainesville christian community since the early 1990s.
the plea by general david petraeus, to not do this, the pastor of the church tells abc news he still plans to go through with the demonstration. in the capital, a group leaders said it hurts all religions out there. >>> chicago police hope the suspects in a weekend hit and run will be identified. surveillance video caught the brutal attack. darlene williams, two children and a friend were leaving a store, a car ran into them and dragged them before crashing into a parked car and building. their bodies are blurred in the video but two suspects then ran away, williams wanted to catch the suspects herself, she says. >> i was injured, and i was trying to go after them myself. nobody else was. >> nobody else was. all four survived, although williams' 11-year-old daughter is in critical condition right now. police are working on enhancing the surveillance photos for better identification of the suspects. >>> all right. we have a school in orlando, florida, put on lockdown yesterday after a suspicious looking stuffed animal showed up on school grounds. >> imagine this. the bomb squad was called i
. despite that plea by general david petraeus, the pastor of the church tells abc news he still plans to go through with the demonstration. >>> in chicago two adults and two kids are hit and dragged by a stolen car and it's all caught on tape. darlene williams, her two children, and a friend were leaving a store when police say a car slammed into them. the car then hit a parked car before crashing into a building. two suspects in the car ran off, all four victims survived. however, darlene's 11-year-old daughter is in critical condition this morning. >>> check this out. you know what? i think this is going to be a hot topic at 9:00. you know why? a restaurant in north carolina posted this sign warning customers that screaming children will not be tolerated. many diners like the policy, but some don't, like this couple whose baby started to cry while they debated the policy with the owner. >> i mean, he cries like that, other kids cry. >> that's a crying baby. it's a screaming child. >> he does that. >> well, the owner says even if your child gets loud, all she's asking is parents take them
afghanistan, i've ordered the deployment of additional troops who, under the command of general david petraeus, are fighting to break the taliban's momentum. >> reporter: and in what might have been the most speculated-about sentence of the day, the president mentioned a call to his predecessor before the speech, looking to end the debate along with the combat. >> it's well known that he and i disagreed about the war from its outset. yet no one can doubt president bush's support for our troops. >> reporter: there was criticism today. president obama's past opposition to the troop surge. >> some leaders who opposed, criticized and fought tooth and nail to stop the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results. >> reporter: but for president obama tonight, turning the page also meant shifting focus from sacrifices abroad to tight budgets at home. >> our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who have lost their jobs back to work. >> reporter: promising the economy would now be his central responsibility as president. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, the
in eastern afghanistan. according to the top commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus, the militants still retain the initiative in some parts of the country. the indian economy has become the second fastest growing in the world. strong industrial and mining at outcome helped boost output. only china's economy is growing faster. u.n. officials in pakistan have begun an appeal for more helicopters to reach communities cut off by flooding. only four -- only 4% of those are being reached. it is hoped the worst of the floods may now be over. three people have been arrested here in london in connection with the alleged cricket betting scam. three of the cricketers at the center of the allegations, including the captain, are likely to play again until the scandal is over. the illegal betting industry is on multimillion-dollar business. >> cricket is not the only pastime going on in the back streets of lahore. it may be a legal here, but secretly, and apartments and shops across the city, there are gamblers and bookmakers. as soon as it gets dark, we get to meet some of the most notorious o
in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> well, general david petraeus is condemning one florida church's plans to mark the anniversary of 9/11 by burning copies of the koran. in today's "wall street journal," the top u.s. commander of the war in afghanistan warns the lives of u.s. troops could be endangered if the dove world outreach center goes through with its planned protest against what it calls, quote, the evil of islam. hundreds of afghans turned out yesterday to protest the plans. petraeus further cautioned that torching islam's holy writings would be a propaganda coup for the taliban in afghanistan and stoke anti-u.s. sentiment across the muslim world. >>> well, this morning's "usa today" reports that the u.s. military's new armored trucks are significantly reducing troop deaths in afghanistan. last year nearly 80% of insurgent bombings on humvees resulted in occupants being killed, but according to the new data, that figure dropped to 15% for attacks on the all-terrain vehicles known as mrap. the trucks, which are tailor-made for afghanistan's rugged terrain, are designed to shield p
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